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Offline Oliade677

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Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« on: May 18, 2017, 02:44:13 PM »
Picked up the final pieces of a collection. The highlight is the Howard Terpning "Where Eagles Dare" piece. The Bob Peak piece and The Singing Nun are not too shabby either!

Published Art:

Ice Station Zebra - Color Proof or some type of high quality scan (Robert McCall)



The Liquidator - Final, published art (Bob Peak)



The Singing Nun - Final, published poster art (Unkown artist)




Where Eagles Dare - Final, published poster art (Howard Terpning)




Unpublished/Mock Art:

Butterfield 8 - Poster Mockup with embellishment (unknown artist)



Double Trouble - Unused Comic-style art



Golden Arrow - Unused final poster art (unknown illustrator)



Ice Station Zebra - Unused final poster art



Harum Scarum - Photostat Mockup



More than a Miracle - Poster mockup



More than a Miracle - Photostat poster mockup



Trouble With Girls - Photostat mockup



Unknown art



Unknown art (with color)



Where Eagles Dare - Preliminary Sketch







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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 04:00:45 PM »
Really nice pieces there, Adrian. Were these all gotten from the same, former owner/collector?


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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 04:02:50 PM »
Really nice pieces there, Adrian. Were these all gotten from the same, former owner/collector?

Thanks Erik, that is correct. These were the final pieces to go along with the others. All of the pieces were given to someone to cover a debt. This is probably the only reason they survived all this time, possibly headed to the dumpster otherwise.

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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 04:06:42 PM »
Thanks Erik, that is correct. These were the final pieces to go along with the others. All of the pieces were given to someone to cover a debt. This is probably the only reason they survived all this time, possibly headed to the dumpster otherwise.

Good for you for being able to snag them. That would have been awful if these had ended up in the trash.

Congrats on adding them to your collection!  clap clap


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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 02:46:40 PM »

The Liquidator - Final, published art (Bob Peak)


Nice stuff, O677.  This a really nice collage.  Is it the original original, with the actual cutouts?

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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 03:22:59 PM »
Nice stuff, O677.  This a really nice collage.  Is it the original original, with the actual cutouts?

Sure is, original original with the actual cutouts. I spoke with his son Matthew a few days ago regarding the piece. He was amazed to hear it is still around.  :)

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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 07:27:25 PM »
Sure is, original original with the actual cutouts. I spoke with his son Matthew a few days ago regarding the piece. He was amazed to hear it is still around.  :)

Mr. Peak's son, eh? Right on.  cool1

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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 01:30:37 AM »
Hey Adrian, I see that none of the concepts or mock ups are signed. And not that they typically would be, tho some folks, whether they were designing posters or costumes for a film, would sign their sketch, as a matter of habit, I guess.

With these not being signed, does that make it any more challenging to prove their authenticity, if say you were going to sell or auction them, sometime in the future? Or was some kind of documentation included when you bought the lot?


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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 02:30:36 AM »
Hey Adrian, I see that none of the concepts or mock ups are signed. And not that they typically would be, tho some folks, whether they were designing posters or costumes for a film, would sign their sketch, as a matter of habit, I guess.

With these not being signed, does that make it any more challenging to prove their authenticity, if say you were going to sell or auction them, sometime in the future? Or was some kind of documentation included when you bought the lot?

Good question. Many of the pieces have notes or additional information on the back. Considering they were all acquired from the same source and the undeniability of the published, signed pieces, it is evident the collection and the pieces are authentic. Heck, there are a number of pieces that weren't known to exist.

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Re: Original art and poster mock ups from 60's MGM films.
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 05:06:10 PM »
Good question. Many of the pieces have notes or additional information on the back. Considering they were all acquired from the same source and the undeniability of the published, signed pieces, it is evident the collection and the pieces are authentic. Heck, there are a number of pieces that weren't known to exist.

Very cool, Adrian. That kind of notated info on the reverse sounds interesting and certainly adds to what these pieces are. I even like the notations on the fronts of some of the ones you posted.

Good and unique items, that's for sure.  thumbsup.gif



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